Logic Pro 8: Audio and Music Production

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Overview

Logic is a powerful piece of software that can often prove to be daunting and difficult to navigate but help is at hand whether you are a Pro or Express use. By providing comprehensive and systematic coverage of the software philosophy and the features of the programme in detail, this book will enable you to get the most out of Logic when creating music.

With a clear and involving writing style and fresh, visually engaging layout, the authors cut through the complexities of the programme providing a comprehensive start to finish guide that allows you access information quickly and get the most out of the programme.

Check out the accompanying website - http://www.logicprobook.com/

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240520476
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/7/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Cousins works as a composer, programmer and engineer, as well as being senior writer for Music Tech Magazine. His professional work includes composing music for some of the world's largest production music companies - including Universal Publishing Production Music - with broadcaster credits including BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4, Five, BBC World and Sky One, among others. He has also had works performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the East of England Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brighton Festival Chorus, as well as having mixed several orchestral albums for BMG Zomba.

Russ Hepworth-Sawyer is a sound engineer and producer with extensive experience in all things audio. He is a member of the Association of Professional Recording Services and the Audio Engineering Society; a Fellow of the Institute For Learning (U.K.); and a board member of the Music Producer's Guild. Through MOTTOsound (www.mottosound.co.uk), Russ works freelance in the industry as a mastering engineer, a producer, writer, and consultant. Russ currently lectures part-time for York St John University and Barnsley College Online and has taught extensively in higher education at British institutions including Leeds College of Music, London College of Music, and Rose Bruford College. He currently writes for Pro Sound News Europe, has contributed to Sound On Sound magazine, and has written many titles for Focal Press.

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Table of Contents

1- The Logic Concept, 2- Logics Pages, 3- Getting Connected, 4- Starting a Project, 5- Audio Regions and Editing, 6- MIDI Regions, 7- Creative Techniques in Logic, 8- EQ, 9- Wave Burner, 10- Working with Multimedia, 11- Screen sets, 12- Installation Guide

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  • Posted January 13, 2009

    This is a defective product

    I rush to point out this doesn't appear to be the authors' fault, but this book is so badly edited and put together it really is completely unreadable. I don't have it in front of me right now, but I recall it was typeset in India and printed in Slovenia or something like that. They wanted to save money. There were spelling and grammar errors on the back cover and throughout, but it went beyond that.<BR/><BR/>The "Knowledgebase" sections serve no purpose, the organization is haphazard and illogical, and the CD has a couple of files on it in a format that neither my Mac or PC could recognize, with no instructions or indication of any kind about what I was supposed to do with it. <BR/><BR/>It looks like no one edited this book at any point in the publishing process. Technical and writing ability don't often go together, but that's why we have editors. I think these poor guys spent months researching and typing this thing out, 384 pages, and then Focal Press just ran a basic spell check and printed it. For example:<BR/><BR/>"1.3 WHY CHOOSE LOGIC PRO 8?<BR/><BR/>Opinion and debate will always rage as to the "best" digital audio workstation, but there are a number of factors that give Logic Pro 8 the edge over alternative solutions. Certainly, if you're trying to make a decision between different audio applications-all with such a compelling range of features-it's well worth understanding some of their main overriding benefits, and seeing whether these align with your intended method of working."<BR/><BR/>There's a lot I can criticize here (what's the difference between "main" and "overriding?" Does opinion rage?), but really, what is the second sentence for? Do I need a book to tell me this? Why not just write this:<BR/><BR/>"Sound engineers will never agree on which is the "best" digital audio workstation, but several factors give Logic Pro 8 an edge."<BR/><BR/>Same information, 1/4 the length. The whole book is like this, unreadable. I can tolerate that kind of writing in someone's blog, but not in a 384 page technical manual. I got to about page 60 and gave up. <BR/><BR/>I just came back to this site to find out about B&N's return policy--turns out it's just 14 days. I'd have to be Mr. On The Ball to read enough to identify these problems in that time frame, especially when I'm not expecting them.<BR/><BR/>Barnes and Noble, you need to stand behind the quality of the books you sell! Does my time and money count for nothing?<BR/><BR/>Focal Press, I will never buy one of your books again!

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